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Cian Boyle on song as Castleknock pip Clontarf in AHL Division 3 play-off

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Castleknock will be playing in Division 2 of the AHL next season.

Castleknock will be playing in Division 2 of the AHL next season.

Castleknock will be playing in Division 2 of the AHL next season.

Castleknock impressed from the outset when defeating a wasteful Clontarf by 1-20 to 0-14 in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 3 play-off decider at Somerton Park on Saturday evening.

The hosts enjoyed a 0-10 to 0-7 interval lead as Clontarf undermined their challenge with a series of poor wides, while, in contrast, the dead-ball prowess of Cian Boyle proved a key factor in Castleknock’s victory. 

Boyle enjoyed a perfect record from frees and 65s, with every score that he converted adding nails to Clontarf’s coffin as the contest evolved. 

The visitors were unfortunate to concede a scrappy goal in the early stages of the second half as the hosts pushed for home with two excellent points from influential centre-forward Conall Purcell. 

Eoin Sawyer, Evan McSherry and Cian Ó Dúlaing ensured that dominance was maintained as they eased home with nine points to spare. 

Elsewhere, Naomh Olaf preserved their AHL3 status when beating Kevins by 2-21 to 1-11. 

AHL3 Promotion play-off: Castleknock 1-20 Clontarf 0-14. 

AHL3 Relegation play-off: Naomh Olaf 2-21 Kevins 1-11. 

Counsel too Good

In AHL4, Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels confirmed their place in that division for next year as they enjoyed a deserved 1-22 to 1-14 victory over St Jude’s at Tymon Park on Saturday. 

In a competitive affair, the visitors held the upper hand as they built up an impressive tally thanks to scores by Corey Scahill, Ben Quinn, Luke Blood and Brian McMahon. 

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Quinn and Scahill were particularly prominent over the 60 minutes as the amalgamation maintained control of matters – with Eoghan Kirby and Conor Forrestor also to the fore.  

AHL4 Promotion play-off: Ballyboden St Enda’s v Na Fianna OFF. 

AHL4 Relegation play-off: St Jude’s 1-14 Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 1-22. 

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